When Newbury Air Cadet Alex Hamn was found to be too tall to fly in a Vigilant Glider, Kestrel Gliding Club came flying to the rescue!
Kestrel Gliding Club, who are based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, is part of the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association. The RAFGSA offers recreational gliding to serving personnel but, from time to time, there are also opportunities for Air cadets to get involved. Continue reading
Brize Norton Cadets are back on the road in their new minibus resplendent in the new ACO livery.
The new bus was presented to them at a formal presentation of the keys by the Mayor of Carterton. Continue reading
Thames Valley Wings Marching Teams have been in action at RAF Cosford qualifying in style for the Dutch Nijmegen Marches being held in July. Continue reading
The teams from 2267 (Brize Norton) Squadron dominated the Thames Valley Wing 5-a-Side Competition held at RAF Benson. Both the male and female teams edged there way confidently through the early rounds before being place against formidable opposition in the finals.
In the key games of the day the Brize Girls team faced against a confident team from 2507 (Bicester) Squadron only for the game to end in a penalty shoot out. The boys faced a similar final against 1116 (Woodley) Squadron with the deciding goal being awarded being a highly contensious shot from the penalty spot. Continue reading
With the sun out and temperatures in the 20’s, over 100 cadets and staff from across the Thames Valley enjoyed and uncharacteristically warm weekend at Bramley Training Area during the first Wing Tactical Leadership Camp of the year.
Splitting into three groups, first time cadets learnt the basic principles of fieldcraft and living in the field, an Intermediate group brushed up on existing skills whilst learning how to lead and the most advanced cadets were given an intensive weekend where they were tested to the maximum including a demanding stretcher carry. Continue reading
Cadets from across Thames Valley Wing assembled at Adventure Dolphin Pangbourne on Saturday 2nd April 2011 to take part in a multi activity training day; the first in the Wing to incorporate both climbing and canoeing.
Following an initial briefing, the cadets were split into two groups to tackle their activities – the first group tackling Adventure Dolphin’s indoor climbing wall – taking on 9 climbing challenging routes over the course of the morning. Continue reading
Civilian Instructor Darren Kidley has been awarded a commendation by Commander in Chief Air Command, Air Chief Marshal Simon Bryant at a recent ceremony to honour 29 service and civilian personnel. Continue reading
As part of the Air Cadets 70th Anniversary, Squadron Leader Mark Trevena talks to BBC Radio in Oxford and Berkshire Continue reading